One way that the Canadian Index of Wellbeing measures the domain of healthy populations is by measuring self reported mental health. This month, Green Hectares will be discussing mental health and what the issues are in rural Canada at the Big Exchange Roundtable The past several years have highlighted new challenges for rural people from a pandemic that has affected them differently than urban populations and a difficult growing season in various parts of the country. We are wanting to discuss how individuals can support themselves, and their communities with available resources. We are hoping to delve into the complicated and sometimes simple ways people improve their mental health. Read about our discussion leaders below.
Debra Kasowski, the charismatic host of the thought-provoking podcast, The Millionaire Woman Show, is committed to enriching the leadership potential of her countless clients essentially guiding them to go within to capitalize on their true personal power, so they can achieve the measurable success they desire in business, and in life. After graduating with distinction, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, this award winning, three-time bestselling author, 2x TEDxspeaker, past contributor to Forbes Coaches Council, and Certified Executive Coach spent many years as a clinical manager excelling in leadership development, before founding Debra Kasowski International.
With over 20 years of award-winning experience as a CEO and VP, Chris Maksylewicz is a seasoned, decisive, and driven individual. Currently, Chris is the Executive Director of The Erika Legacy Foundation. The Erika Legacy Foundation is a Canadian non-profit that has redefined what causes suicide and how it can be prevented. The foundation has three main goals: research into the science behind suicide and mental illness then using that research to create highly engaging programs and campaigns, and finally inspiring others to educate themselves as well as spread awareness and hope. The Erika Legacy Foundation established a large scale partnership with a large youth charity and together they have created a full scale Well-being curriculum for youth. The Well-Being curriculum is currently being offered to over 100,000 teachers across North America and has the potential to reach over 2 Million youth, teaching them the science behind suicide and mental health, as well as mindfulness, empathy, social justice, and how to break the stigmas surrounding these issues.
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